Meridian, a 161-foot yacht built by Mississippi-based Trinity Yachts, now holds the distinction of being the largest ever vessel to dock at Nanny Cay. S/V Bossy Boots at 140 feet, held the previous record.
This tri-deck 161 ft. x 28 ft. motoryacht is capable of a cruising speed of 22 knots and carries approximately 16,700 gallons (63,215L) of fuel. She has a fresh water capacity of approximately 2,700 gallons (10,220). The two water makers will generate 2,400 gpd. (15,898 lpd.) each. For stabilization and especially to ensure comfort in an exposed anchorage, she has been fitted with two (2) active fin system with Zero Speed by Quantum.
Meridian can accommodate an owner’s party of ten in five spaciously planned staterooms in mahogany with en suite baths exquisitely finished with inlaid marble. Each of the four guest staterooms are located below the main deck. There are two with king size berths, two with twin berths.
The full beam owner’s suite, accessible through the owners private office, is located forward on the main deck and is complete with walk-in his/her closets. There is an elegant sitting area and luxurious ensuite master bathroom that includes a whirlpool tub, his and her vanity with etched glass recessed within a marble counter and a large book-matched marble shower as well as heated inlaid marble floors with deep rich earth tones. Within the master bathroom there is a wall of colorful stained glass using an “Art Nouveau” theme.
A large galley is also located on the main deck and has an island dual level display bar with marble counter and seating for three or four guests. While dining on board, the owner can choose the elegance of the formal dining area on the interior main deck or an alfresco experience on either the air-conditioned aft exterior main deck or the aft exterior pilothouse deck.
The full beam sky lounge allows the owners to entertain their guests in either a formal or casual atmosphere. There is a full corner bar and four bar chairs along with contemporary furniture and rich fabrics are surrounded by a display of classic black and white photos featuring celebrities.
In the full beam salon, a piano creates an elegant focal point. A recessed ceiling with subtle lighting is surrounded at the parameter with several tall sconces located on the wall mullions. A bulkhead separates the salon from the dining room.
On the sundeck, there is a convenient dayhead. Above, a double winged radar arch with a popular Trinity feature, a viewing window on either side of the lower arch wings. A large bar with seating for five and chaise lounges for six all lead towards a Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads. A 21ft. tender and two jet skis are located aft of the sundeck.
The large extended stern swim platform, is becoming something of a trademark for the Trinity yachts. At approximately 18ft. the platform has developed into a very functional deck and is large enough to allow dining at water level or parking for jet skis.
The crew of eight to ten can operate efficiently and comfortably due to the design and finish of the crew accommodations and large crew lounge on board. A partial length crew passageway runs from the crew quarters to the guest staterooms to allow the crew to maneuver within the yacht reducing the chance of disturbing the owners and guests. Forward of the guest accommodations below deck are three crew cabins, each with its own bath and shower and the crew lounge. Aft of the engine room is the engineer’s quarters with its double berth and bath with shower. The captain’s stateroom is located aft of the pilothouse and includes a queen berth and a full bath with shower.